TYLER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Tyler County Sheriff's deputies arrested two men from Houston and Port Arthur after they allegedly entered a home just outside of Woodville and robbed its residence of a "large amount of cash" at gunpoint Thursday morning.
Daniel Keith Francis, 31, of Houston, and Jeremy O'Bryan James, 29, of Port Arthur, are still being held in the Trinity County Jail on charges of aggravated robbery. No bond has been set at this time.
A press release from the Tyler County Sheriff's Office stated that deputies responded to a home on private road 7505, just outside of Woodville after they received a 911 call from a woman who told the dispatcher that two black men had entered her house with a pistol. The gun was pointed at the home's residents, and the two suspects allegedly demanded money.
After they left the house with a "large amount of money" the two men fled the scene in a tan sedan and headed south on US Highway 69. TCSO deputies and Woodville Police officers stopped a vehicle matching the description given by the 911 caller. The two men were identified as Francis and James, and they were taken into custody without incident.
With the help of an eyewitness, Trinity County Sheriff's deputies located the cash and the pistol.